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New Gear, New Graduates At Full Sail

Special Focus: Audio Education

At Full Sail University, the school’s Studio A received a new Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Edition console this year, chosen “because of the sonic picture it brings to the table,” says Darren Schneider, the school’s Director of Advanced Recording. “Another point is it has a very vintage approach to it: There’s no automation. It’s Neve at its finest. It also complements the technology in the other major studios that we have on campus. Studio B, next to it, has a 64-channel API Vision, and then our Audio Temple has a 72-channel SSL Duality.”

Full Sail also recently made a significant investment in Slate Raven controllers: “That’s been a really big change for us over the past four years, but particularly in the last couple of years,” says Dana Roun, Full Sail Director of Audio Programs. “Many of our different audio programs, with the exception of online students, experience the Raven platform now.”

Speaking of the online students, Full Sail is about to celebrate the first graduating class from its online Audio Production degree program. “It’s one of the fastest-growing programs we’ve ever had,” says the Program Director Brian Smithers. “Those students get soup-to-nuts recording education in an online environment. They have a really well-outfitted laptop production package with microphones and Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, Melodyne and all the things they need, not only to be an audio professional but also to get a jump start in their career.”